Why using a facilitator is important
Have you wondered how you can get back those hours of your life after sitting through a meeting that meandered aimlessly and resulted in no clear outcome? Most meetings are poorly planned, have no stated purpose or outcome, start late, and end way past the time the meeting was scheduled to end. We find this in most organizations. So, don't feel like you're alone.
But what a waste of time, money and resources!
If you were to calculate the cost of a meeting gone awry, you would be shocked. As an example, let's say you scheduled a meeting with 8 of your key executives for a full day meeting. Most executives are paid at least $50 hours if not more. The cost of an ineffective, 8 hour meeting would be $4,000 for the day. This does not include lost productivity or customer and staff frustrations with leadership tied up for the day in an ineffective meeting.
A professional and skilled facilitator will help your group become more focused and effective. We come as an impartial, fact-driven, process guide to lead your meetings or retreats without the personal opinions that so often comes with using someone inside your company to run your meeting.
We create balanced discussions with all voices heard to produce
When to use a facilitator
Our services have been sought for short 90-minute meetings to solve problems, half and full day strategic planning sessions, offsite annual meetings, board retreats, and more. When thinking to use a professional facilitator consider these points:
We will be with you every step of the way
We can facilitate the following meetings
- Strategic planning
- Board meetings
- Staff meetings and retreats
- Internal project review and evaluation
- Conflict transformation
- Consultations with partners
- Trans-disciplinary collaboration
- Forum, conference or symposium